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BBC gives ‘Porridge’ a Revamp

Almost 40 years after it left our screens, Porridge is back for a new one-off special – with comedy actor Kevin Bishop in the starring role.

Bishop will play the grandson of the original Fletch (played by Ronnie Barker) in the sequel to the classic BBC sitcom set in a prison.

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Written by original Porridge creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, the new version will follow Nigel ‘Fletch’ Fletcher as he’s sent to prison… four decades after his grandfather served his time.

 Imprisoned for cyber-crimes, Fletch must contend with both bad boy Richie Weeks (Ralph Ineson) and wily Officer Meekie (Mark Bonnar).

Here’s a look back at this memorable scene from the original BBC classic starring Norman Stanley Fletcher (Ronnie Barker) and his fellow inmate Richard Beckinsale. .

 

 

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